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Traditional art forms enhance Native American studies at Okanogan County elementary schools

Winter 2018

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In 2015, Washington became the second state (after Montana) to require Native American Studies as part of a public school education, but offered few resources toward delivering a tribal curriculum; schools were simply directed to “Collaborate with federally recognized Indian tribes within or neighboring district boundaries” and to teach a tribal sovereignty curriculum. Virginia Grainger… [Read More]

Poetry Out Loud Regional Championships Feb 1

Thu, Feb 1, 2018

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Mackenzie Woodworth, a Liberty Bell High School senior, will represent the Methow Valley at the Eastern Washington Poetry Out Loud Regional Championships in Spokane on Thursday, February 1st. Mackenzie won the sixth annual Poetry Out Loud competition for Liberty Bell High School and Independent Learning Center students at The Merc Playhouse in December, reciting “I Go… [Read More]

SUPAMAN with Acosia Red Elk

Sat, Feb 10, 7pm, 2018

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His name is SupaMan, an origin of the Apsaalooké (Crow Nation), who blends his Native American  culture with hip-hop in the Siouan language. He holds a dedicated mission of empowering youth and educating his followers with a message of hope through culture and music. 2017 MTV video music award winner, “Native American Music Award”, “North American Indigenous Image… [Read More]

Movie Lineup at Barnyard Cinema through Jan 25

Through Jan 25, 2018

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CLICK ON MOVIE TIMES FOR ONLINE TICKET SALES Darkest Hour PG-13 for some thematic material. Within days of becoming Prime Minister, Winston Churchill must face his most turbulent and defining trial: exploring a negotiated peace treaty with Nazi Germany, or standing firm to fight for the ideals, liberty and freedom of a nation. As the unstoppable… [Read More]

East Omak Elementary 4th Graders Create Winter Scenes with Felted Wool

December 2017

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Fourth graders at East Omak Elementary School combined fiber arts with their perspectives on winter in a felted wool residency. Working with teaching artist Annie Venable, students explored the process of wet felting. First, students spent time observing and reflecting on the colors, traditions, and themes of winter. Next, they composed pieces of writing describing their observations. Some wrote poems… [Read More]

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